Grawemeyer Award winners coming to Louisville April 9-11
The winners of the 2019 Grawemeyer Awards will soon present their award-winning ideas in free, public lectures. See the schedule here.
More about the winners:
Joel Bons, music composition, for writing the non-traditional concerto “Nomaden”
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph, ideas improving world order, for designing a framework to help nations expand human rights
Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson, for developing a theory explaining how drug addiction works in the brain
Robert P. Jones, for explaining how white Protestant dominance of U.S. politics and culture is ending
A concerto linking musicians from vastly different cultures
to “bloom in full glory.” That was composer Joel Bons’ vision
behind “Nomaden,” a work for cello and a wide array of Asian
instruments. The piece, which won the 2019 Grawemeyer
Award for Music Composition, captures a growing artistic trend
to juxtapose themes and influences in innovative ways.
music for a new world
Human rights 'how-to'
Is quality of life improving for people everywhere? A tool allowing each nation in the world to measure its
progress toward that goal won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. "Fulfilling
Social and Economic Rights,” a book by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr,Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph,
is a primer for advancing human rights worldwide.
Addiction and the brain
Why do people get hooked on drugs? University of
Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson
received the 2019 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology
for explaining exactly how it happens in our brains.
Their findings could lead to better treatments for drug
addiction, gambling and binge eating compulsions,
and even schizophrenia and depression.
White Protestantism has dominated U.S politics and culture
for much of the country’s history, but that’s changing. So says
Robert P. Jones, a public policy researcher who won the 2019
Grawemeyer Award in Religion for “The End of White Christian
America.” Jones found that white Protestants are no longer a
majority, which he says will alter the U.S. political climate.